Join me on a trip to ancient Mexico and pay tribute to the Aztec culture, along with the rest of the fashion world. This is a trend that is not for the faint-hearted, as was gallantly proven at the Diane Von Furstenberg show, during New York Fashion Week, last month.
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Aztec influenced collections hit runways this february with great speed, flaunting dangerously angular graphics and daring clashing of colours that bring to light a whole new range of possibilities for channeling cool, cultural attire. An amazing thing about this trend being that you only need to sport one piece of clothing that follows the Aztec vibe and instantly your look is transformed in a uniquely expressive, albeit laid-back way that will turn heads and be admired. The Aztec trend is fun, brave and totally refreshing and although it has been attempted before, it has never been accomplished in such a creative and dedicated way, as it has this season. The inclusion of hypnotic Aztec prints in your ensembles this spring, will give your appearance the unconvential edge you have been yearning for, to truly shake up your look and make things exciting again. Why not go the whole hog and wear two contrasting prints together, to achieve that unbeatable synergy of offbeat, yet preciously exquisite and opulent style? A few of my favourite high-street pieces this month that comprise all of the above qualities, include a gorgreous Aztec inspired mini skirt from one of my personal favourites; All Saints, available in two sophisticated and eye-catching colour schemes that would be beautifully offset if partnered with a tucked in, silk black cami and sky-high metallic heels …
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For a more casual approach I am loving Topshop’s cute Aztec vest, which would team up perfectly with light skinny jeans and grecian sandals,when the weather is a little bit more reliable, or for now some leather ankle pixie boots. Not to mention that there is a potential opportunity screaming out here, to incorporate a neutral colour, aztec print handbag, to clash in a way that only rock and roll spirited girls can…
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With the revival of this fresh look that our wardrobes have been thirsting for all winter, we have much to thank South American history for...undalay undalay!!